The Big Blue Pledge
Illinois Free Tuition Program
The Big Blue Pledge will cover 100% of students' undergraduate tuition by combining Millikin grants and scholarships with available state and federal grants, in their first year at Millikin.
for qualifying Illinois residents.
This program represents an investment in Illinois students who may lack the financial options necessary to pursue a college education or feel a private education is out of reach.
How Do You Qualify?
To qualify for the Big Blue Pledge, students must be newly enrolling beginning in the 2024-25 academic year, and:
- submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
- be an Illinois resident (as determined by the FAFSA);
- be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant; and
- be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester) as a traditional undergraduate student at Millikin.
The Millikin provided scholarship and grants can be renewed in the same amount for up to four consecutive years for students who continue to meet the eligibility criteria and make satisfactory academic progress toward their degree. Students will be subject to the yearly $1,000 increase in tuition thereafter. Students are responsible for the costs of housing, food and fees.